Hermitage of the Holy Cross

Hermitage of the Holy Cross

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. Hermitage of the Holy Cross, Wayne, West, Virginia.  (Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia) By Alexei Krindatch Almost Heaven When John Denver wrote the lyric “Almost heaven,...

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Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery, Rives Junction, Michigan

Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery, Rives Junction, Michigan

The following excerpt is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch and is now available through Holy Cross Bookstore. America Needs More Monasteries When visitors describe their impression of Dormition of the Mother of God Monastery, (Orthodox Church in America) two words are used most often:...

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GOA Department of Greek Education Publishes New Text Books “Ta Ellinika mou”

GOA Department of Greek Education Publishes New Text Books “Ta Ellinika mou”

The series of books of Greek language instruction titled “Τα Ελληνικά μου” has been published by the Department of Greek Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese with the guidance and blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. These books are offered to the students of the Arch­diocese’s Greek Community schools in...

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Inside the St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery

Inside the St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery

The following information on the St. John of San Francisco Orthodox Monastery (OCA) in Manton, California is from the book Atlas of American Orthodox Christian Monasteries, by Alexei Krindatch. Upon entering the grounds of St. John Monastery (it is situated on forty-two acres of land in a dense pine forest)...

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Tsabropoulos and Karantzi Announce New CD

Tsabropoulos and Karantzi Announce New CD

Between East and West Tour Based on the new worldwide CD release: Eleison It is not just a musical piano and voice duo. It is the combination of an internationally recognized virtuoso pianist and a unique female voice of Sacred and Byzantine Chant that ideally link the music of West...

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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Hosts 35th Annual Jr. Olympics

Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Hosts 35th Annual Jr. Olympics

On May 27-29, nearly two thousand youngsters representing, thirty-six parishes, ages 7-18 participated in the 35th Annual Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Junior Olympics. Parishes from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota were all represented during this joyous event of Christian Athletic Fellowship. The Junior Olympics were hosted, once...

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Rosarte Children’s’ Choir Sings “Christ is Risen”

Rosarte Children’s’ Choir Sings “Christ is Risen”

Christ is risen! Yes, we are still in the Paschal Season! In this video, we have an amazingly talented group of children from Greece. Enjoy the Rosarte Children’s Choir as they sing “Christ is Risen” in the Orthodox church of Saint Panteleimon of Acharnai, the largest church in Athens. Rosarte Children’s...

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Christ is Risen, Orthodox Paschal Troparion (English, Arabic, Greek)

Christ is Risen, Orthodox Paschal Troparion (English, Arabic, Greek)

Are you tired of saying “Christ is Risen?” I hope not! We still have a while to go. Traditionally we greet one another with these words throughout the Paschal Season, that is until Ascension. This year, Ascension isn’t until June 9th. In this video, “Christ is Risen”, the Orthodox Paschal...

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The Greeks are Coming to The National Geographic Museum in June

The Greeks are Coming to The National Geographic Museum in June

Will you be in the DC area this summer/fall?  The Greeks will be! The Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports (Athens, Greece), The National Geographic Museum (Washington, D.C.), the Field Museum (Chicago), the Canadian Museum of History (Gatineau, Canada), and Pointe-à-Callière Montréal Archeology and History Complex (Montréal, Canada) have joined...

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Take a Moment to Listen: Beautiful Paschal Video Clip from SEM

Take a Moment to Listen: Beautiful Paschal Video Clip from SEM

The Orthodox Christian Network is proud to share this Paschal video clip from the choir of the School of Ecclesiastic Music in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Byblos and Botrys.  It is beautiful and mesmerizing, we hope you enjoy it! SEM is the School of Ecclesiastic Music in the Greek...

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“Christ is Risen” in Church Slavonic and Greek

“Christ is Risen” in Church Slavonic and Greek

The YouTube channel Orthodox Church in Lithuania posted this lovely video of  what is Auto Translated as the Bishop’s Choir singing “Christ is Risen!” in Church Slavonic and Greek.  It’s stunning. They do a marvelous job comparing the two church styles from a vibrant and bold sound to an airy, angelic...

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Christ is Risen with an Appalachian Flair

Christ is Risen with an Appalachian Flair

  Christ is risen from the dead,trampling down death by death,and on those in the tombs bestowing life! Since Orthodox Christians celebrate our Lord’s resurrection for forty days, that is until Ascension, we will be posting several videos of the beautiful hymn, “Christ is Risen” until then. In this video, Dr....

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